"It's not fair", says Pochettino over preparation time for Champions League

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Published on March 5, 2019 - Duration: 00:37s

"It's not fair", says Pochettino over preparation time for Champions League

Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino says "it's not fair" that Tottenham have one day less to prepare than Borussia Dortmund for their Champions League clash

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"It's not fair", says Pochettino over preparation time for Champions League

SHOWS: DORTMUND, GERMANY (MARCH 4, 2019) (REUTERS - ACCESS ALL) 1.

(SOUNDBITE) (English) TOTTENHAM MANAGER, MAURICIO POCHETTINO, SAYING: "That is the most important: to have the same days to prepare the game, if not, it is normal that we need to find different ways to prepare the game.

The players today are in the critical day to recovery but that is not a thing to complain and tomorrow we are going to run, maybe the same, maybe more than Dortmund but I think it's not fair.

But that is the problem that future is I think that we need to change if we want to help the English club and to be as strong as the competition." STORY: Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino expressed his dissatisfaction with the fact that Borussia Dortmund have had an extra 24 hours to prepare for their Champions League round of 16 second leg match in Germany on Tuesday (March 5).

Spurs were in action on Saturday (March 2) when they drew 1-1 at home to Arsenal, while Dortmund, playing on Friday (March 1), suffered a 2-1 defeat at Augsburg in the Bundesliga.

Despite Spurs holding a 3-0 lead from the first leg, Pochettino said that "it's not fair" that his side have had less to rest and that the authorities should be helping English clubs be as strong as possible for the competition.

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